Prithviraj Chavan : Shiv Sena wanted to form govt with Congress, NCP in 2014

Former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan’s statement that the Shiv Sena wanted to form a coalition government with the Congress and NCP after 2014 state elections has set off a political storm. In an interview with PTI, when asked what made the Congress join hands with the ideologically opposite Sena, Chavan said, ‘A similar situation emerged…

Govt issues alert on China virus detected in city with 500 Indian students

India on Friday issued an advisory for Indians travelling from China especially from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where hundreds of Indian students study, following the outbreak of a new virus that has claimed the life of two persons and infected dozens of others.

Govt proposes to treat rare disease patients at one-time treatment cost of up to Rs 15L

New Delhi: The government will provide a financial support of up to Rs 15 lakh under its Rashtriya Arogaya Nidhi scheme for one-time treatment of rare diseases, according to the much-awaited draft Rare Diseases Policy.

Under the draft National Policy for Rare Diseases released on Monday, beneficiaries would not be limited to Below Poverty Line families, but will also cover 40 per cent of the population eligible as per norms of the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana for their treatment in government tertiary hospitals only.

The Union Health Ministry intends to notify certain medical institutes as Centers of Excellence for Rare Diseases.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill Gets President’s Assent, Becomes Act

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, 12 December gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, turning it into an Act.

According to an official notification, the Act comes into effect with its publication in the official gazette on Thursday.

According to the Act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.Here is the
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and by Lok Sabha on Monday.

Govt vs opposition on Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha

Home Minister Amit Shah is introducing the contentious citizenship amendment bill in the Lok Sabha amid protests by the Congress that has called the legislative proposal ‘nothing but legislation targeted against minorities’. Amit Shah promptly contested the charge, insisting that ‘this bill is not against minorities of this country’ but against infiltrators. Shah assured the…

UP govt announces Rs 25 lakh compensation for Unnao victim’s family

Apart from assuring a fast-track trial in the Unnao rape-and-murder case, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced Rs 25 lakh compensation for Unnao victim’s family and also a house under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna. “Rs 25 lakh compensation for Unnao victim and a house under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna and fast-track trial,” the UP government said….


Ajit’s decision to support BJP ‘against the party line’: Sharad Pawar Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said on Saturday that his nephew Ajit Pawar’s decision to lend support to BJP to form government in Maharashtra was “indiscipline” and “against the party lines”. He also cautioned party MLAs backing Ajit Pawar that they may…